Size: 5.8 cm x 1.1 cm 

 

The cast bronze twig is patinated blue, green and yellow with the hole edges and tips polished back to the metal (gold coloured). It fits on a sterling silver (unhallmarked) 1.6mm snake chain 18""/45cm long necklace.

 

Because of the random holes in this piece it has parts which may catch on fabrics like wool, so it is not recommended to wear this with a jumper or similar fabrics.

 

Unique twig pendant in cast bronze on a sterling silver snake chain. These pendants are cast directly from real twigs which are not fully burnt out in the casting process, leaving holes in the pieces and creating a totally unique and unrepeatable piece.

 

 

Twig Pendant #05 (PTP05) - Mark Butler

£60.00Price
  • Mark Butler

    My work uses an unusual combination of polished bronze forms with the contrasting colour and texture of rusted sheets of steel, linking a material seen as precious with one which is usually associated with decay.

    My influences often have a scientific background, in the amazing forms that can be found in the microscopic world and their unseen influence on our world. This provides an unlimited supply of interesting forms which I use as the basis of my sculptures. I do not attempt to replicate these, only use them as a starting point to develop my work. As a result, the viewer often interprets my sculptures in different ways.​

    Discovering that I could cast bronze in my back garden opened up a world of opportunities to make beautiful works of art. There is an alchemy in turning everyday objects or hand sculpted forms into a precious metal. In its raw state bronze is not that interesting, but add colour and polish it, and it takes on a new life, highlighting the different textures and shining with an inner glow that no other material can match.​

    The forms originate as a wax object, which can be worked on in many different states, from pouring as a liquid, modelling like clay, or carving when solid. This allows a myriad of different mark making techniques to be used and the casting process can capture the tiniest detail.​

    After perfecting the art of bronze casting, I now try to introduce deliberate flaws into some of my moulds, embracing the unexpected and intriguing results these can produce when the molten bronze breaks through. I complete all parts of the process myself, and I take pride in the craftsmanship of a well finished sculpture, as well as its artistic creation.​

    You can see more of my work at ​

    http://www.msbutler.co.uk​

    www.facebook.com/MSButlerSculptor​

    www.instagram.com/msbutlersculptor

  • The Artist will be in contact with you within 48 hours of purchasing this product to give estimated delivery date.

    For more information or if you have any questions please email discoverilkleyart@ilkleymanorhouse.org